Barcelona In 8 Days

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

So as you can probably tell I've been a right little traveler this year so unfortunately I haven't been able to blog as much as I would love to. I think because I've been so busy I'll be going back to posting 2 times a week rather than 3, just so I can get back into a routine.
So one of the many travelling experiences I have had this year was to Barcelona. One of my closest friends moved their recently which was really sad having to say goodbye for 10 months so we had to go over and visit this summer.

There were so many things to do in so little time! We went over for 8 days which is usually quite a long time for a city break but considering we were staying with friends it didn't really feel like a holiday.

Day 1: Our first day was pretty much spent discovering everything like how to get places for the next 8 nights and exploring our surroundings. We decided the best way to get around was the Metro, it was so easy to figure out, by the end of the week I felt like a local! Theres this thing called a T-10, you pay €10 and it gets you 10 journeys, I think someone needs to pitch this idea to Boris! 
After discovering the Metro we made our way to the beach and chilled for the whole day, wasn't a bad day I must say. For the evening we were planning to hit the bars around our apartment, but classic me I got ill so I ended up sleeping all night which wasn't so fun :(.

Day 2: Our second day was filled with us being real tourists, we visited the old town called Barri Gòtic and Las Ramblas, we just went on a long explore which was so nice, we bought some little gifts for ourselves and other people, it was so nice just having a wander around everywhere.
In the evening we went to the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, which was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Its set at a museum on a mountain, so we walked all the way up to the top, which was the most tiring thing ever, but it was so worth it to have the best view of Barcelona. The fountain show is an amazing show of water, colours, light and music, it really is magical at night.

Day 3: Our 3rd day was one of the cutest days. My friend we went to visit had to work so we had to amuse ourselves for the day, so we decided to go and see the Barcelona Arc de Triomf, spelt different to the one in France which was confusing, this was so beautiful just having a little walk around and of course, a little photoshoot. There was also a park right by it which had a pond where you can rent out boats for €3 each, so we got a cute little boat out and ate lunch on it, it was so adorable, and it felt like a workout! 
The evening we spent in and had a good little catch up with pizza and gin, perfect!

Day 4: This was the most relaxing day, we woke up at the crack of dawn (well 8am) and went to the beach. We wanted to spend the day catching up on our tan because in the evening we went to the W Hotel for a pool party, although I can't really remember much from the night as the gin was a constant flow, I remember it being such a good night, ended up getting into the club after which was right at the top of the hotel so you could see the whole of Barcelona it was amazing!

Day 5: This was one of the most fun days, we woke up really early so we could rent out a car, well it was more like a 3 wheel go cart that we had to drive on the roads, it had a sat nav inside it which we just followed for an hour and it took us to all the iconic places around the city centre, it was defiantly a terrifying way of seeing the sights, having to drive on the other side of the road was scary but once I got the hang of it it was actually really fun, despite being pulled over by the Spanish police!
After that we all wanted to get a taste of Spain by going for tapas, it was the nicest meal of the whole holiday.

Day 6: After driving the cars around the day before we decided we wanted to take a closer look at the unfinished cathedral Sagrada Família, it was amazing! I was so in awe of how amazing it was, if you don't know its a cathedral that the artist Gaudi designed but when he died was never finished but they've just started to start building again and its honestly amazing, defiantly something everyone has to see one time in their lifetime.
In  the evening we took a huge hike in Park Güell which was also amazing! It was just so beautiful at night I loved it.

Day 7: Our last day was so fun, we went to the biggest water park in Barcelona, we really underestimated the amount of tourists there would be there though, we got there at 10am and didn't leave until 7pm and only managed 3 rides! Despite that and although my eyelash extensions didn't love the chlorine the day was so fun! 
The evening was really nice too just spent our last little bit of time with our friends.

Thats my trip broken down in days for all you lovely readers. I hope you like hearing about my trips away, because I love writing about them!

Where have you been this summer?


  1. Thank you for sharing your trip! I love reading of people's travels. Barcelona looks like an incredible place to visit, it must have been great to have a friend living there, so you got to see both the everyday-side of the city, as well as the tourist side. Plus, you got to see a friend, which is always fun to do!


    1. yeah it was so lovely, you'll have to go and experience it, was amazeeeeee xx